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Response Magazine

Summer 2015 Response

Read the latest issue of Response, our print and online magazine that explores encounters among education, faith, and culture, and is an informed voice for Christian engagement in the world.

Parent Guidebook

An overview of services and resources for students and parents. Download (PDF).


President Martin

President’s Message

I hope this message finds you and your family well as your student begins Autumn Quarter at Seattle Pacific University. On behalf of SPU faculty, staff, and administration, I warmly welcome you, all of our new and returning families. I’m delighted to share with you some of the energy and excitement around campus.

This summer we completed the new Music Department studios along Nickerson and extensively renovated Crawford Hall. Our faculty prepared for your student’s classroom experience. Read more.


News and Events for SPU Parents and Families

Regional Universities - Best Value

SPU Ranked No. 2 in “Best Colleges — Best Value” in the West by U.S. News & World Report

We are excited to report that Seattle Pacific University has been ranked No. 2 in the category “Best Colleges — Best Value” in the West in U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 college rankings. Read more.

Award ceremony

SPU Receives King County Crisis Preparedness Award

On September 3, 2015, Seattle Pacific University received the 2015 King County Executive’s Award for Community Preparedness. The award recognizes “outstanding efforts made by communities to respond to emergencies.” Read the news release.

Summer Downs

Social Justice: SPU

Watch how Seattle Pacific University students, professors, and staff are engaging in social justice, not only in the classroom but in the broader community as well.

Mom’s Day is just around the corner!

Moms, enjoy time with your son or daughter — and gain insights into campus life. Hosted by the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations, this is the perfect reason to come on campus and enjoy the day with your student.


When: Saturday, November 14, 2015
Where: Upper Gwinn Commons

The schedule includes:

•  Parent prayer meeting
•  Lunch
•  Special program, including words of welcome from Pam Martin, wife of President Martin
•  Optional afternoon activities, including an Argosy Boat Cruise on Lakes Union and Washington
•  Theatre performance of “Elephants Graveyard” in McKinley Hall


Register now for Mom’s Day

View photos of Mom’s Day 2014

2015-16 theatre season announced

2015–16 Theatre Season

It’s almost time to raise the curtain on SPU’s 55th theatre season! From November’s powerful “Elephant’s Graveyard” to Spring Quarter’s musical “The Spitfire Grill,” this year promises to be another don’t-miss season. Learn more.